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What is wgalogon.dll?

Part of Microsoft Genuine Advantage by Microsoft

What is it?

Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) is an anti-piracy system created by Microsoft that enforces online validation of the licensing of several recent Microsoft Windows operating systems when accessing several services, such as Windows Update, and downloading Windows components from the Microsoft Download Center.
Description of wgalogon.dll from Microsoft
The Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) program is part of the commitment by Microsoft to protect its customers and partners from counterfeiters through education, engineering, and enforcement of policies and laws. WGA differentiates the value of genuine Windows software from counterfeit software. This enables you to enjoy the capabilities that you expect, the confidence that your software is authentic, and the ongoing system improvements that help you do more with your personal computer.
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How is wgalogon.dll loaded?

Startup files notify - wgalogon.dll is typically associtated with identifier name of WgaLogon. Applications listed here will run when a particular event occurs such as startup, shutdown, logon, logoff, startscreensaver, and stopscreensaver. When Winlogon.exe fires one of these events, Windows will look to the Notify entries to execute any DLLs that will handle this event, starting the application.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the wgalogon.dll file.Of the 0.2% of wgalogon.dll users, 25.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is the loaded module wgalogon.dll?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
     0.00006213% CPU5.2%
Average thread CPU utilization across all loaded modules is 0.00120%.
Typical file (disk image) location:

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.131072)
Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows XP Professional (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)

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File details

File name: wgalogon.dll
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Microsoft Genuine Advantage
Description: Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications
Version: 1.9.0040.0
Size: 233.88 KB
Original file name: WgaLogon.dll

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: Microsoft Corporation
Effective date: 1/19/2009
Expiration date: 3/19/2010

Resource utilization

Total CPU: 0.0000621257%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000372754%
User CPU: 0.0000248503%
Module memory size: 240 KB

Startup files notify details

Name: WgaLogon

Image hashes

MD5: 02cf580510234e519736559a7f19ea20
SHA-1: 0f5e3c06e9c0166b0d961dc3ab05f815ed7a8791
SHA-256: 93dc16678b01df2e12672ab93778151fdd7ff10c30cef7a921553d86f97c3819

PE image details

File entropy: 5.82507
File packed: No
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